Top Ten Discworld characters in The Telegraph

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Top Ten Discworld characters in The Telegraph

Postby The Mad Collector » Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:20 pm

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10436611/Top-Ten-Terry-Pratchett-Discworld-characters.html

Now how many do you agree with and what about missing favourites, who should they replace?

and yes I know they cheat by including Susan and the Death of Rats with Death himself ;)
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: Top Ten Discworld characters in The Telegraph

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:03 pm

Hmmm . . .

One of these sorts of lists is always going to cause dispute. For example: Vetinari, CMOT, The Librarian, The Luggage - these are all what I would consider background characters. Yes, they appear frequently, but they are hardly major characters. I put Granny Weatherwax higher than Death and Sam Vimes and Tiffany much higher than they have them. If you are going to include minor characters, then I'd put Ponder Stibbons on there as well.
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Re: Top Ten Discworld characters in The Telegraph

Postby raisindot » Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:15 pm

As long as this list isn't ranked, I agree with most of the choices, although I totally disagree with the writer's opinion about I Shall Wear Midnight, which for me was leagues better than A Hatful of Sky and Wintersmith and is arguably Pterry's last great book (so far).

The most surprising (and for me satisfying) thing is the omission of Rincewind from the list. I would totally agree. Rincewind is a flat, one-joke character never developed meaningfully in any way.
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Re: Top Ten Discworld characters in The Telegraph

Postby high eight » Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:42 am

Since when has Lancre been sheep country?

Bloody Dreary Torygraph can't even get that right. :cry:

Oh, and Wales is Llareggub - Lancre is ''Oop North' with a few hints of West Country. I stopped reading after that, mainly because my anorak soul was shrivelling.
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Re: Top Ten Discworld characters in The Telegraph

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:18 am

Erm . . . Llamedos - Terry's tribute to Dylan Thomas. ;)
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Re: Top Ten Discworld characters in The Telegraph

Postby Sister Jennifer » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:10 am

I dunno about Tiffany, CMOT or Moist. As good as they are, there's a few other characters I'd pick before those 3 in a top 10.
Examples; Cohen, Gaspode, Detritus, Nobby, Ridcully, Angua, Cheery Littlebottom.
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Re: Top Ten Discworld characters in The Telegraph

Postby high eight » Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:09 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Erm . . . Llamedos - Terry's tribute to Dylan Thomas. ;)


Oh, that's right. LLareggub was Dylan himself. I was so annoyed at the dodgy journalism that I got them mixed up...... :D
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